Sandra Rector starts new role at Graduate School

Sandra Rector will be the new Senior Program Manager for the Graduate School of Global Politics. Image: Private.

Sandra Rector will be the new Senior Program Manager for the Graduate School of Global Politics. Image: Private.

The CGP’s Graduate School has a new face this week, with Sandra Rector beginning her new position as Senior Program Manager.

News from Oct 28, 2015

The Center for Global Politics (CGP) Graduate School is one of our primary achievements, and we are always looking for ways to allow it to thrive into the future. For this reason we are proud to announce that we have a new Senior Program Manager for the Graduate School of Global Politics (GSGP). Sandra Rector will take over this role starting this week, functioning as the primary liaison with partner universities. As the administrator of the Graduate School, she will be the main point of contact between schools in China, who cooperate with us, as part of our PhD program, as well as working directly with some of the students. Furthermore, she will be aiming to increase the number of students in these programs over the course of her time here.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the team here at the CGP, because the scholarship, research, and expertise we pursue is, in my opinion, an important contribution to understanding and acting responsibly in an increasingly complex global order,” said Sandra Rector, the new Graduate School Senior Program Manager.

Sandra has a BA in East Asian studies focusing on China from the University of Heidelberg, as well as a MA in Political Science and Law. In addition she studied at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University, followed by several years of working in the Chinese capital, including periods at the Austrian Embassy and at German broadcaster ZDF. More recently, she has spent the last two years working for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Asia Division. Together, this experience makes her the perfect candidate to take over the role of managing the GSGP.

“I think the joint degree program that we administer with our Chinese partner universities is a unique and excellent way of training experts in IR who have a truly intercultural perspective. As someone with a background in both Political Science and Chinese Studies, I know how valuable that is,” she remarked.